A Critical Flaw Lets Hackers Remotely Take Control of Most Modern Cars.
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- You're overthinking the exploit. Someone could simply reach under the car and cut the oil line, possibly never having touched the car with their hands.5w
- I suppose you mean the brake line rather than oil, but that's a different vulnerability (one that does not need access inside the car).5w
- Sorry, yes.. I wrote it wrong but you caught on. But then, the whole point was that you didn't even need to get inside.5w
- Speaking in the context of the article -- the exploit requires physical access to the ODB-II port.
However, there is always more than one way to skin a cat....
and yes you could cut the brake line, slash the tires, etc -- but then again that's nothing new (and that attack vector has been present since the car was invented).5w
- The more complex something gets, the more attack, failure etc. vectors it gets. And if you increase your "do not trust anyone" level, then probably best is to move out to live alone in a cave. And repair your car yourself, as well as produce gas, oil, rubber for it.5w
- best is to move out to live alone in a cave
I don't think being troglodytic is the answer...5w